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ESTABLISHED 1861 CLARKSBURG, W. VA., 'THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1912. $1 A YEAR
PEACE MAKERS TO GO TO WORK ESTIMATES . Sent in Include Amounts for Several Federal Build ings in This State. WASHINGTON, Dec. 4.?(IncludcU in the estimates of ap&oprlatlons necessary Tor the crectlon of public buildings during tlio fiscal year end ing June 30. 1914. submitted to Con gress by the secretary of the treasury Monday, are the following amounts for West Virginia cities: hiking $33,000; Fairmont $40,000; lirafton $60,000; Morgantown $39,000, and SistersviHe $2.~>,000. Whether these amounts will be in cluded ill the public building bill by the present Congress or not remains to be seen. RATES On Freight Shipments Are Mot Regarded as too High by Commission. WASHINGTON* Doc. 4.?The Inter state Commerce Commission liaB re ported its findings that the freight rales on coal rrom Page and Eagle, W. Va., to Carondelet, Mo., are not too higb. The finding was made in the complaint of the St. loultt Blast Furnace Company against the Vir ginian Railway Company, and others and against the Chesapeake and Ohio Itailroad Company and others. Is Rejected at the Polls When New City Charter is Voted Down. '?OS AN(iICLES, Dec." 4.?The city awoke today to find that, it had no new city charter. The free lunch in saloons was still with it and the har bor zone had rejected prohibition, the first defeat suffered by the good gov ernment organization since the recall of Mayor Harper four years ago. The tote was taken yesterday. OFFICERS Are Elected by the Stonewall Chapter of Woodmen of the World. Stomwifl chapter of the Woodmen "I i he World elected officers Tuesday night as follows: W. I(iUtiBley past council com minffljr,' 1). C. Uarnett council coin maiifl'T, -A. H. Showman advisor, A. H. Garrett banker, J. E. Palmer clerk, K. Cottrill escort. Hay Dodd watchman, J C. Dodd sentry, Drs. M.I H Ila.vnes and Jesse Williams physl 1 una and the Ttcv. W. M. Long, W. F. I*>iig and M. M. Bradford managers. COLORED WOMAN l * ?#( *,. S f" - l Jies of Tuberculosis at Broad Oaks after a Long Illness. Tuberculosis caused the death of Mrs. l-'auule Scott-Taylor, eolored, 10:30- o'clock Wednosday morn ing at Iter home at-Stop 11. Broad "iks, after a long illneeB. She was I year old. Her parents, Mr. and ?Mis. Zachariaii Taylor, of Brldgc l|nrt; four ahildren, five sisters and three brothers survive her. The body will be taken on a spe ' 'I trolioy car leaving the late 1 "me at 1] o'clock Thursday fore "'ii to the parents' home at Hi idgeport, where the funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Friday after ? 'on. Burial will be at the Brldgo i- i't cemetery. T.IKKX TO KKFOKX SCHOOI,. '-arl SnodgrasB ahd Paul Campbell, v 'io were recently sentenced to the 'late reform echool for boys at ?'nintytown by Judge Haymond Max '?v"ll In the criminal court, were taken 10 the school Wednesday morning ,rf'in the county jail by Sheriff Percy I'.yrd, - In the City of London, Eng land, Friday of the ' Coming Week. PROTOCOL IS SIGNED By All Except the Grecians, in Peace Meeting, SO I'M A, Bulgaria, Dec. t?Peace plenipotentiaries! representee Tur key, Bulgaria, Servia anil Montene gro wifl. begin work in ILcudon Fri day of next week. An armistice was h gned at 8 o'clock last night at Baglitcbe. It provides that the belligerent armies shall remain in positions they now occupy, that besieged Turkish fortresses be "jot re-provisioned, and that the re-provisioning of the Bul garian army in the Held be carftrt out*by way of the Black sea and Adrianople, commencing ten days after the signature of the armistice is officially announced. The ftreek plenipotentiaries did not definitely reject the terms ot the armistice but reserved (heir de cision for twenty-four hours. Even if the terms of the protocol are de clined, (Jrecce will take part in the peace negotiations in Loudon. Are Granted under the Gen eral Law to a Number of West Virginians. WA.Sill.WrON, Dec. 4.?Announce ment hns been made by the commiss ioner of pensions of the granting of pensions (o the following West Vir ginians, under the general law: W. J. Mullenax, Rutherford; Wil liam Jett, Berea; Jackson Champ, Eiltnboro; Joliu M. Debruiar, Oxford; Benjamin F. Ridcnour, Millwood; James P. Houston, Xcwvillc; Carr M. Darnold, Pennsboro; James M. Payne, League; Benjamin K. Rollins, Goffs; Tbaddeus Oldfleld. St. Marys; Albert X. Cross, Wliliamstown; Daniel S. Bush. Ilarrisville; John M. McLaugh lin, St. Marys; llattie A'. Letper. Dun can; Robert W. Stewart. Iris; Adam Knizcly, Berea; Thomas McMurray, Washington; Arthur G. Bee, Btrea; Joshua Jones, Berea; Edmund Tiblis, GofTs; Silas W. SnodgrasB, Murray ville; John *W. Br it ton, Burnt House; John A. Hodge, Berea; George W. Buck, Mineral Wells; Amos Perrin, Berea; and Isaiah Davis, Shermnn. Participate PENSIONS RADICAL REFORM IS URGED IN THE BANKING SYSTEM Appoint Sub-Committees to Prepare for the Next State Convention. The special committee or five of tin; local lodge Knights o* Pythias having in charge matters looking to wards the entertainment of tho an-j nual convention of the grand lodge Knights of Pythias to be held in this city the latter part of next August, held a meeting last night anil appoint ed a number of sub-committees. The sub-committees are composed of the following persons: Fluancc?W. E. Slarcher, Mord Lewis] John M. Knox, B, Frault llor nor, and T. J. Lynch. Decoration?J. M. Johnson, George K. Lynch, II. II. Davis. Jolm J. Den ham and A. J. Simmons. Entertainment and place of meet .ing?John K. White, J. M. Coburn, J. II. Supli r. J. (Jlis Taylor and -KHis Lyon. 'Program and publicity?James W. Kobinson, Charles O. Woltis, A. G. lJumganliuT, Joseph Buckner ami Claude W. Core. County conference??Dr. W. A. Fletcher as chairman was authorized in select a member from each of the seven lodges in tho county. \V. Frank Stout, \V. E. Slarcher, Dr. \V? A. Fletcher ana J. li. White j were made a committee to arrange for the institution of a Dokies temple' when the graud lodge convention is held here. . At the Opening of the Rivers ! and Hartwrs Congress 1 of the Nation. WASHINGTON, D C., Dec. 4?, When Senatof-elect Joseph u. Rails- j dall, of Loulslma, brought the gavel I down today in formally opening the ninth annual convention of the Na-j tional ltlvers and Harbors Congress, j lie faced more than 1,000 delegates j from theUnited States and Canada. | The congress will be in session un-l til Thursday. President Taft wasi the first speaker a'nd other ad-] ill-ease's were delivered by persons ? prominently identified with the! movement for river and harbor Im provement. OUTPUT OF COAL NOW QUITE LARGE JU 1 By the Consolidation Coa! Company Here and in Kentucky Field. Activity in the bituminous coal trade is greater than It has been at any time for live years. The Consoli dation Coal Company, which, next to the Pittsburg Coal Company, is the largest producer or soft eAal In the world, will close the year With a pro ductlon of at least 1,100,000 tons in excess of the output in 1911. For the eleven months of the cal endar yenr the company has mined 11,000,000 tons,' against N, 100,000 for the corresponding period a year ago, and every ton has Wen sold under contract. The company will load two steamships this week with 0,000 tons jeach for shipment to the Philippines I for the United States government. This Is In addition to 3$,000 tons en gaged for coastwise shipment. It is estimated that the output of the company's mines in the Klkhorn Held of Kentucky this month will aggre gate ft,000 tons, of which 6,000 tons will be furnished by the new openings reached by the extension of the Louis ville and Nashville, vwhlch Is now In operation. An indication of the im portance the management of the Louisville and Nashville system .at taches to the development of the Elk | horn ffeld Is the fact that it spent 1*17.000.000 to build an extension of > 100 miles from/ Jackson to McRoberts in order to handle the coal traffic I from the weBt end of the mines. j The Consolidation is now shipping about 2.500 tonB of coal per day from (Continued on page five.) From This State Are Not Present at the Opening of Congress. WASHINGTON, Dec. 4?West Vir ginia was poorly represented at n? opening or tlx- linn I session of the slxty-sccond Congress on Monday Neither of till; senators from the state answered the Senate roll call and.in tlin House only Representatives Davis, Hrown and Hamilton responded when the roll was called. Men Representa tive Hughes, whose unusually largo majority at the eii etion a few weeks ago testified to his efficiency as |hn representative of liis district, was not present, and there was no response as his name was called by the clerk to ascertain if a quorum was present. Krom the lone Republican rcpre . sentative from tills state, Mr. Hughe.', fwlU soon become but one of four Re publicans who will answer when the roll o? West Virginians is called the House. They will be rather lone some, It Is true, because there will not be very many Republicans In the next House, but not nearly as lone some as Mr. Hughes bns been with no one from his own party in his own state to keep him company. JUKOKS KXCl'SKH. All jurors except those serving in the present trial In the criminal court were excused by Judge Hny mcnil Maxwell Wednesday morning until Monday mprnlng. Of tnc United States 10 Avert Possible Panics Sayr Sec retary MacVeagh. ____ | BIG DEFICIT AHEAD Far More Elastic Currency Needed Believes the Cabinet Officer! WASHINGTON, 1). C., L>cc. I ? Strongly urging radical reform <>? the ''unreasoned and unscientific' banking and currency system of the United States, 'Franklin. MacVeagh,! secretary of the treasury, Ireoiy warns Congress in his annual report submitted today that ,tho federal government, as long us the present] scheme exists, will bo exclusively: responsible for the commercial, in dustriai and social disasters which j (low from pr.nlcs and attack, di rectly or indirectly, every bome i?| the nation. I The present system promotes and, develops panics and legislation ist urgent, declared Mr. MacVeagh, I", outlining his idea of the necessary, general provisions of an adtquatc! relief measure. Aside from afford-, li.g llexible and elastic currency j and reserves, such a revision, lie. says, should bring the banks into, ?more orgraized cu-operatlofi ?n^i provide for a central agency through j which tliey could work together, frcci of political or trust control. According lo the estimates of tlioj treasury department, the secretary foresees a deficit of i$2^,ii6'6,023, ex clusive of Panama canal expendi tures, for the fiscal year cuding Jun?" ISO, 1U14, the first fiscal year of President Wiisoa's administration. | Including the canal expenses tlie deficit is-estimated at $52-,730,<?>???. The canal expenditures, he adda.| may ibe paid under the law from j bond sales. The estimated receiptsi for that year are $710,000,000. while the ordinary appropriations | are estimated at V732,'556,0.M, tlfc ca?nal expenditures at *30,174.- J 4S2. Undoubtedly having probable tariff revision in mind, the seeretarj announces that these estimates are based upon present conditions at'd laws. , l'or the current fiscal y?ar, ending June 3d, 11113. Mr. MacVeagh esti mates that there will be a surplus or $40,200,000, exclusive of Panama canal expenditures, and a deficit of $1,SOI),OUO including the canal transactions. ille estimates receipts for t-s year at $711,(100,(100 and ordinary disbursements at $0i0, SOO.UtfO., In connection with the financial reform, Mr. MadVeagh says the peo ple an? helpless under exto&nK evils. | Tlie present system never permit? line action at any time, because 1? liability to sudden constraint an restriction always a part, of the nation's toanclal consciousness. "There never is a time,' con tinues the secretary of the treasury. ? when there Is any long look alu;ad: except when wo are in the midst el a panic when there is a long loo* or disaster ahead. TlieCe is never ai long look of ease and convenience | and prosperity ahead." 1 | In the crop moving season, Mr. MaeVeagh points out, there is a special stresB and restraint and tlie secretary found an object lesson in the condition .luring the last nu ttinui when the l.anks were called upon to finance the movement of rec ord breaking crops, necessitating the employment of nearly all of available resources under "our con structing system. I "This reUer, which is so urgently (needed by the legitimate business land enterprise of our people," he i adds, "is not roller from a financla 1 situation built up by a financial i world itself, but is from a Bi'Stem Sand condltiftns superinduced by the I government; and forced upon the ' business community and upon ; American society. The banking and I currency system is the product of federal law; and there can be no re lief from it until Congress acts. And this is why congresslonl action Is urgunt." CPointing out that, the d>anl<s. .for tunately had been able to 'finance tho ?crop movement of the last autumn 1 unaided by the government, the eecretary says that the anomalous relation between the treasury de partment and the general flnancUl world is n part of the system to be reformed. He ddedL "Taking large L ~KJofitlnued on page Ave.) SPECIAL Efforts Are Being Made by Postofficc Department to Handle Mails. WASHINGTON, Dec. 4.?Special efforts are being made by Postmaster General Hitchcock and those under him in hla department to facilitate | the handling and delivery of the ! Christmas mail, which Is expected to be unusually heavy this year, in structions have bee?; Kent to every : patitmasfeMn.thc oopiiij-y (with dlroc ' tions as to many ways of racilltatlng |tile handling of the mails in n tecliui j cal way, through the ,ueo of certain j Itluds of pouches and the waiving of certain regulations, ail' intended for the convenience of the people'of the country who arc the patrons of the postofllcc. Orders have gone out from Mr. Hitchcock himself suspending the regulations an to the back-stamping ut mail matter betwceit December 30 and January in order that the time usually speut in stamping the receiv ing tlm'e on the back of the envelopes may be saved In handling the mail. So that when you.rcceivo a letter about Christmas time with no post mark on the back, do not complain to the postmaster but. remember that It was omitted in order to save time and to get the li tter and uII other mail to the persons for Vhom it Is intended more speedily Are Several Postoffices in! WestxVirginia by Order of Department. WASHINGTON, Doe. 4.?The post office department has directed the dis continuance on December J5 of the following postoilices in West Virginia: Browning. Jackson county; Egerln, Raleigh county; Tate, lira*ton coun ty; Bargens Springs, Summers coun ty; and Mulberry. Wyoming county. WlliL Ql'AlilKY. The last regular term of the pres ent county court will begin -next Monday. The retiring member is' ?Charles Tost. Ho w!U be snceoedct; by John J. Sturm. County and die j trlct officers are expected to qualify; at the term. ELEVEN DEAD IN $ Three of Whom Die in a' Zanesville, 0., Hospital From Their Injuries. FATAL ARE INJURIES Probably to Another andj Four Other Persons Are Seriously Hurt. ZANESVILLK, O., Dec. 4.?Eleven persons dead, one probably fatally In jured and four seriously injured in the wrcck is the score as a result of! a rear end collision near Dresden, 0., I last night, when n Cincinnati and1 Muskingum Valley railroad train; orashqd into the rear couch of u: Cleveland, Akron and Columbus tra!n. The dead are Mrs. B. A. Emerson, her two children, a boy age two, years, and a girl live years; Jacob Burgy, Henry J. Huskoll, L. H. Blaney, Mrs. Nellie Taylor, all of Zanesville; Henry Ilalbien. of Dres den, O.: Max Harris, of U>dl. 0.; Henry Bartles, of Albion, Mich ; and Wilbur Luilwig, of Zanesville. -Burgi, Ludwig and Mrs. Taylor died in a hospital here this morning. Engineer Henry .1. Bryant, of l^an caster, 0., was the most seriously hurt BRIDGE Maps and Plans Are Ap proved by Engineers of United States Army. WASHINGTON, Dec. 4?The chief oi" engineers of the United States army, in bis annual report, trans mitted to Congress by the secretary of war, reports that the plans and maps of locations of bridges have been approvud by the engineers In cluding the Norfolk and Western rail way bridge across the Ohio river at Kenova; the Williamson and Pond Creek railroad's bridge across the Tug fork of Big Sandy river at WiHiamson; the Cabell county bridgt across Guyandotie river at the mouth of Itussell creek; the Wyoming coun ty bridge across Ouyanciotte river at Baileysvllle; the Calboun county bridge across the Little Kanawha river at Grautsville and the city of Gussaway's bridge across the Elk river at Gassaway. REVOLVING DOORS PUZZLE SEVERAL JOSEPH NOBLE Is Victim of Paralysis and Dropsy of'Several Years' Duration. JuKeph NobI0i aged r>9 years, died at hist home on South Third street Tuesday night after n loiiB !IIti?8S. ' Following a paralytic stroke dropsy developed several weeks ago and since trat time he had bean in poor health untir the time of his death. Tli? deceased man Is survived by his widow and one sea, Vernon No ble, of near West Union. Mr. Xoblc formerly resided at .West lUnlon and for a number of yoars was a trusted employee of |no Standard Oil Company. After mov lag to Clarksburg several years ago he was engaged as an engineer at the electric plant here as well as at the city water works plant. | Mr .Ntfble was an excellent eitl |zcn, highly esteemed by all who |knew him. The body will l>e taken to West Union Thursday morning on the 7:85 accomodation and the funeral party [will drive Ironi West Union to Hland jvllle, where llii: liurlal will tike place, place. i Funeral services will be he^d at the residence here tonight at 8 o'clock. CHK'AOD (IHAJX HARKKT. ! CHICAGO. Dec. 4?Ii^onnlber wheat closed 84H; corn,19%; oats 31%. ? ? ? - ?- ifetL. One Fellow Goes Around Three Times and Lands on Wrong Side. A set of revolving doors lias been Installed In tlio vestibule of the Um pire building lobby anil considerable amusement has been caused by sev eral persona who have attempted to make use of It .'our plate glass doors fit tin' usual size placed at right angles are swung upon u pivot within an extended concave jamb and tbiB arrangement provides continual In gress and egress together with con stant enclosure. William B. Khrenberg, janitor ot the building, says that a number of pedestrians have bren chagrined by pushing and pulling the door set. the wrong way. Some of tlicut were not accustomed to the changc while others did not know how the thing is supposed to work. Mr. Khrenberg says the biggest joke Is upon a well known occupant of the building who started through the doors, went around thr?e revolutions with them I before lie . linally got out and then iBame out on the wrong side. The doors arc of mahogany, plate glasi; and brass trimmings and add much to the beauty and convenience of the lobby. They were installed and put into working order late Tues day afternoon, by George Kol\l, of the Van Kannel Revolving Door Com pany's agency at Pittsburg. ADMITTED TO PRACTICE. At the term of circuit court Judge Charles W, Lynch is holding, O, L. MoDonald and Jesse Andrews Jack son have been edmltteed to practice. I - - BALANCE s *? In the State Treasury Shown by Reports of Treasurer and the Auditor. CHARLESTON, Dec. 4?The ' re ports of the suite treasurer and statu auditor (or the mouth of November shows a balance Invested and In aU funds to the credit of the state, of J2,378,970.94. Of this amount, ?964. 053.4G Is in the state fund; $424,923, 48 In the ggnerat school fund; $26,800 In the school fund, with *973,200 In vested In bonds, making a total in vested and in funds of $2,J7S,S76.Q4. SUrarciRT % .1 .. 11 Of the State of West Virginia Hands Down a Few Decisions. The supreme court of the state haa< handed down decisions as follows: By Judge Robinson: Bloke vs. Hot landsworth, from Cabell county. Re versed and remanded. Collins vs. board ot trustees, from Randolph county. Affirmed. By Judge Miller: Moore, Kemper ? Co. vs. Yard, from Randolph coun ty. Frtvcrsed and remanded. By Judgo Poffenbarger: Hudson vs. Ignano I.and Company. from Put nam county. Reversed. Injunction dissolved and bill dismissed. Judge lirannoj dissented. By Judge Williams: Quthrie v?. Huntington Chair Company, from Cibeil county. Revorsed and re manded. LE01URE ' -I >v*l Will Be Given by the Rev. Dr. Peters in Ash Chapel at Broad Oaks. < The Rev. L. E. Peters of this city, will give his noted lecture, "Cupid's Caper's" at the Ash chapel Methodist Episcopal church- In Broad Oaks Thursday evening at 8 o'clook. Dr. Peters always entertains, instructs and Inspires his audiences. He wilt therefore be greeted with a large au dience Thursday night. An admlssUfaf tee of twenty-five cents will bo asked, and the proceeds of the lecture will go to iho Ash 'Chnp'l library and reading room. ?_< : On Butter and Eggs in .Chi cago Not Given Out Ow ing to Government Suit. CHICAGO, Dec. 4??'No more quo tations on butter and eggs was the startling iuiurmatlon given market editors when they applied today to Secretary Halo of tho Chicago butter and eggB board for quota tions. Hale declined to discuss the mutter hut the anion of the board is said to lie connected with a gov ernment still, in which the board 1? charged with conspiring to fix prices. TAFT OPPOSED To Any River Improvement Not Including Real Flood , Prevention He Says. WASHINGTON. Dec. 4.?President Tuft In a speech before the national rivers and Harbors congress today wld that he was opposed to any scheme for Improvement of the Miss issippi rlvor which did not contem plate flood preveitUon, and he was not in favor of any Improvement which could not make out as good a cake as the. Mississippi. , I 4TTEXD FCJiERAL. Mrs. M. A. Tichenai has returned to her home at Adamston from War ren. O., where ahe Spent tour weeks at the bedside of her father, Henry Mines, who died there a few days ago. Edmund FUtro, of Wllionburg, James H. Mines, of the city, and Charles T. Reed, ot Wheeling, also attended the fonenrt, .